It is needless every time for us to just say he is a phenomenal and institution by himself. He had reached a great height and attained a stage where other's can even imagine.
But I would like to ask Kamalji the following hoping this would reach him.
We are getting bored whenever you do comedy movies you are mingled with same set of artists like Crazy,Oorvasi,Jeyaram,Nasser Ramesh Arvind etc not saying that they are not good actors, but why don't you try with others by which we will get some new outputs with different product.
Why are you keeping yourself away nowadays with technicians like Dir Shankar,AR Rahman as we came to know that you have opted out an opportunity to work with them recently wit Aascar Ravi.
Nowadays the Tamil industry has loaded with new age directors and we would like you to work with those because when you tried with Mani we got Nayakan and Indian with Shankar and block buster Vetai Vilai with RGV and these were acclaimed by critics too.
All the fans of Super Star Rajini including me have a strong feel that if you could direct our Thalaivar we definitely will see our new face because even Maniratnam failed in terms of bringing out best performance in Thalapathi and do you have any subject for our super star.
"A controversial social drama directed by K Balachander, the film dealt with the relationship between an older woman and a young man (and between the old woman's young daughter and the young man's father) and was considered far ahead of its times" The irony is that those days were actually "far ahead" of these days! Now the tolerance levels towards alternate views and liberalism has gone down the drain, and any such so called controversial movies (and many other of-beat movies that have come those days) are bound to invite meaningless protests!
by Kabeer on Nov 07, 2014 01:52 PM
I guess that theme was far older and if am right is a part of Vikram-Betal stories and is the last one where in Betal questions King Vikramaditya, after telling the story, after they get marry and when they have children who are grand mothers and who are the grand fathers and who are the Sons In Law and who are the Daughters in Law?
King Vikramaditya, for the first time, keeps quiet and then Betaal says; You are right King Vikram, to this question only Moun (silence) is the right answer as there is no correct answer for this Q.
Having said that, may be this pic would have been better understood now a days than then, yet as you said equally controversial because of the anti social elements trying to usurp the political and cultural space
Re: Re: times...
by Krish on Nov 09, 2014 07:59 PM
Yes, it was from Vikramaditya's tale....but the portrayal in modern settings was outstanding. Such themes are always relevant even though such characters are always social outcasts. That's the courage which K Balachander had that too brining in mainstream heroes.
Re: Re: Pushpak
by AK on Nov 07, 2014 04:02 PM
Thats the talent of the director. The screen play was made such that there was no need for any dialogues. The original title (the picture that speaks) was very apt. I have a feeling that the director didnt get the due for his brilliance.
Re: Re: Re: Pushpak
by Kabeer on Nov 07, 2014 04:15 PM
I am not taking credit away from anyone; just correcting what many think otherwise.
Undoubtedly, the director Srinivasa Rao is one of the finest directors south indian cinema has produced though he is not boisterous like many and hence didnt get the credit that he otherwise would have deserved.
Incidentally, Srinivasa Rao has directed quite a few Kamal Haasan produced including his first (KH's) Raja Paravai.
Wish Kamal a very Happy Birth Day. Your telugu films Maro Charitra, Amavasya Chandrudu, Sagara Sangamam, Swathi Muthyam, Indrudu Chandru are still fresh in our minds. Please do one more telugu film Sir.